The health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. As you’ll be aware we have temporarily closed all of our National Museum of Ireland sites since the 12th March to visitors.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to our museum sites as soon as possible. In the meantime while we are closed we have five top tips!
Please keep in touch on social media via the following:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/National-Museum-of-Ireland/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/NMIreland
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nationalmuseumofireland/
Visit our Engage & Learn pages for ideas and activities you can download at home
- Engage & Learn Decorative Arts & History
- Engage & Learn Country Life
- Engage & Learn Natural History
- Engage & Learn Archaeology
- From Vikings to Ancient Egypt, Prehistoric Ireland to Bog Bodies the Archaeology education team has provided plenty to capture the imagination of all the family with lots of online Resources. Visitors can learn more about the Bronze Age in Ireland digital Bronze Age Handling Box.
- Learn about 1916 - the National Museum’s Easter Week and Historical collections as well as downloadable content to help family’s home learning.
- Listen to what life was like in Collins Barracks during the 18th and 19th centuries NMI Decorative Arts & History education team has also made activity sheets available online. Take a virtual tour of Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising.
- Journey back in time and marvel at the innovation and endurance of our rural ancestors with the help of the NMI Country Life education team, discover resources which will make themes such as Aran Island clothing, the Irish Folklife collection, Romance & Reality, Continuity & Change, the Times, the Natural Environment, Housing and Materials relevant to today’s kids learning at home. Download the activity sheets from NMI Country Life education team.
- The home learning resources developed by the Natural History education team will allow your kids to stay focused and engaged, while they gain skills and learn something new. The “My Favourite Animal” activity sheet asks your home learner to describe and then sketch their favourite animal. The “Zoo in my garden” introduces the topic of biodiversity to home students. Take a virtual tour of the Natural History Museum here.
- Find out about rare objects, exciting collections and unusual specimens discovered in the course of the Museum's Inventory Project.
Explore some of our online exhibitions via these links
Take a virtual tour of our Natural History Museum
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The online gallery is now on display on the Museum’s recently refreshed website Museum.ie and features a diverse range of objects and specimens from the Museum’s collection, from the historic to the more contemporary, that demonstrate our collective resilience in the face of challenges, both from an Irish and global perspective.
Some of the items featured in ‘Reflections in Resilience’ on museum.ie are on display in the National Museum of Ireland, but many have been sourced from its vast reserve collections, not physically open to the general public. Additional objects and specimens will continue to be added to the online gallery as Covid-19 restrictions remain in place and the doors of the National Museum of Ireland remain closed to the public.
Stay safe, stay connected and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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